Detroit expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility again

Detroit — The city is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility Friday to include all residents ages 60 and older regardless of any medical condition after a successful week, its chief operating officer said.

After the city expanded its “Good Neighbors” program Wednesday, more than 700 appointments have been scheduled at the TCF Center garage, the city said. This week was the first time the city expanded vaccinations to Metro Detroiters age

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How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Michigan

Feb. 24—As Michigan surpasses inoculating half a million residents, many are wondering how, and when, they can secure their own doses.

While the state has for weeks been focused on healthcare workers, long-term care residents and staff, people 65 and older, front-line essential workers, childcare and K-12 staff, eligibility is expected to open up to a larger number of Michiganians.

For example, employees in the food processing and agricultural industries

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List: RI cities, towns launching COVID-19 vaccine clinics for residents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Some Rhode Island municipalities are updating their COVID-19 vaccine information as the state expands its eligibility.

While most cities and towns are still working to get residents 75 and older vaccinated, people 65 and older are now able to sign up for an appointment at state-run clinics and select CVS and Walgreens locations.

To make an appointment at the state-run site, visit VaccinateRI.org or call (844)

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When and where can I get COVID-19 vaccine in RI?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the R.I. Department of Health will release a registration link and phone number for eligible residents to book an appointment at one of the state’s mass vaccination sites.

The first two of those sites, located at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence and the former Citizens Bank headquarters in Cranston, are scheduled to open on Thursday.

Currently, people in the 75-and-older

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Some fitness trainers got vaccine as ‘health care workers’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some fitness trainers in California were able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after state health officials created a loophole that helped them qualify as health care workers.

In January, the California Department of Public Health released updated guidelines on vaccination allocation that classified outdoor recreation as health care, the first tier eligible to get the vaccine along with people over 75. Some fitness clubs jumped at … Read More

Some fitness trainers got vaccine as ‘health care workers’

Some fitness trainers in California were able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after state health officials created a loophole that helped them qualify as health care workers.

In January, the California Department of Public Health released updated guidelines on vaccination allocation that classified outdoor recreation as health care, the first tier eligible to get the vaccine along with people over 75. Some fitness clubs jumped at the chance

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The frantic race to curb racial inequities in L.A. vaccine distribution

Los Angeles, CA - February 09: Anthony Angulo, 71, center, waits for his turn to get COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccination site launched by Los Angeles Councilman Curren Price Jr. at South Park Recreation Center on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA.(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Anthony Angulo, 71, center, waits to get a COVID-19 vaccination at a mobile site at the South Park Recreation Center on Tuesday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

In an ideal vaccine rollout, Althea Darby would have been able to schedule a COVID-19 immunization appointment quickly and effortlessly.

The South Los Angeles resident has high blood pressure, which puts her at increased risk for serious illness if she catches the

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R.I. seniors left frustrated by COVID-19 vaccine registration process

Lori DeLancey lives in Tennessee and spent the weekend trying to book an appointment for her 75-year-old mom, who has multiple comorbidities and lives in Smithfield, R.I. DeLancey logged in to the CVS vaccine portal just after midnight Saturday night and the registration form was not yet available.

She logged in again at 8:22 a.m. Sunday and filled out a registration form that consisted of a few pages’ worth of

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The healthcare workers watching from afar as rich countries begin vaccine rollout

The 46-year-old emergency specialist manages intensive care units (ICUs) at the Cardiovascular Hospital in Soacha, a working-class suburb of Colombia’s capital Bogotá. Since the pandemic began, he says he has seen the number of healthcare workers under his watch dwindle, even as the hospital expands its ICU to confront a relentless second wave of cases.

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Residents get help in registering for COVID-19 vaccine | News



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Village of Los Lunas Fire Chief John Gabaldon, center, helps residents sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations. Gabaldon said his primary concern is people who only have landlines falling through the cracks if they can’t be reached for a vaccine appointment.



LOS LUNAS — Hours before the vaccine registration event began, people were lined up in the cold outside the Daniel Fernandez Recreation Center in

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List: With weekly doses expected to increase, here’s where RI cities and towns stand with the vaccine rollout

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island is looking into having some of the state’s pre-existing testing COVID-19 locations double as vaccination sites, 12 News has learned.

This announcement comes as the number of weekly doses the state receives increased Tuesday from 14,000 initial doses to 16,000.

“It’s very exciting and every little bit helps,” Dr. Philip Chan from the R.I. Department of Health said.

More weekly doses means more available

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Vaccine hunters working to get seniors vaccinated

A Montgomery group run by teachers, known as ‘Vaccine Hunters,’ is building momentum as they help elderly residents book vaccine appointments.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — “I’m so happy, thank you God!”

Araceli San Sebastian could not contain her excitement on Thursday morning. The 84-year-old woman and her 90-year-old husband Marcelino walked out of White Oak Community Recreation with a layer of protection and a big sigh of relief.

“I got

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White Dallas residents outpace Blacks, Hispanics in registering for COVID vaccine

arly efforts to boost registrations among Dallas’ Black and Hispanic communities have yet to produce more equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine, new data obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows.

Six out of every 10 city residents who have enrolled for the shot with the Dallas County health department through Jan. 24 were white, according to data obtained Thursday. That’s twice the rate of the city’s overall white population.

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Giving second COVID-19 vaccine shots may reduce supply for people seeking first dose

Officials across Southern California are opening more sites to administer coronavirus vaccine. But there are concerns that the shortage in vaccine doses could worsen before it gets better.

Authorities have said the biggest problem right now is getting enough vaccine to meet demand. At current rates, it could be June before Californians 65 and over are fully vaccinated. And full vaccination in places like L.A. County might not be possible

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Triumph and heartbreak as thousands line up, desperate for COVID-19 vaccine

Patricia Reber walked out of the vaccine clinic at L.A.’s Lincoln Park pumping her arms overhead like a champion. A friend told the 80-year-old she had waited four hours for a shot at Dodger Stadium, but Reber was in and out within 30 minutes.

“This was wonderful,” Reber said from beneath a Kobe Bryant face mask. “I think they’ve done the best they can with the lack of federal help.”

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What older L.A. County residents need to know about signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine

NORTHRIDGE, CA - JANUARY 14, 2021 - After receiving the vaccine against COVID-19 motorists wait in a staging area for 15 minutes to make sure there are no side effects from the shot on the first day at the large scale COVID-19 vaccine site at California State University Northridge in Northridge on January 19, 2021. Los Angeles County opened four other large-scale vaccine sites Tuesday -- at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Pomona Fairplex, the L.A. County Office of Education in Downey and The Forum in Inglewood. The sites will eventually have the capability to vaccinate 4,000 people each on a daily basis -- depending on vaccine availability. Los Angeles County began scheduling COVID-19vaccination appointments for residents aged 65 and older today, advancing an effort that wasn't expected to start until February, but limited vaccine supplies and uncertainty about future allocations has left the inoculation effort shrouded in doubt. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said there are adequate vaccine supplies to get through this week's appointments -- about 50,000 of them at the public sites -- but the county has no idea how many more doses it'll be getting next week. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
After receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, motorists wait in a staging area for 15 minutes to make sure there are no side effects from the shot on the first day at the large-scale COVID-19 vaccine site at Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to Los Angeles County residents 65 and older has been marked by confusion and frustration.

On Tuesday, older residents

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Older Californians search for COVID-19 vaccine

Carol Wingate has some stern advice for officials from the federal government on down: Get your coronavirus vaccine act together, and do it fast.

The 77-year-old really wants to be inoculated.

“It’ll save my life,” she said Monday morning after strolling to a mailbox in the El Segundo sunshine.

But when asked how she planned to accomplish that feat, she shrugged. “I have no idea,” she said.

She’s tried to

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L.A. County opens 5 vaccine sites, plans to reach 20,000 people daily

The Forum in Inglewood, is one of five mass-vaccination sites opening Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the county.
The Forum in Inglewood is one of five mass vaccination sites opening Tuesday in the county. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County opened five large-scale coronavirus vaccination sites Tuesday morning, with plans to inoculate 20,000 people daily.

The sites are at the Forum in Inglewood, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Cal State Northridge, the Fairplex in Pomona and the L.A. County Office of Education’s Downey Education

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The ordeal facing older Californians searching for COVID-19 vaccine

Anaheim, CA - January 13: Orange County active Phase 1A (critical and healthcare workers) residents exit large tents at Orange County's first large-scale vaccination site after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Orange County supervisors and Orange County Health Care Agency Director Dr. Clayton Chau held a news conference discussing the county's first Super POD (point-of-dispensing) site for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The vaccinations are at Tier 1A for people who have reservations on a website. The site is able to handle 7,000 immunizations per day. Their goal is to immunize everyone in Orange County who chooses to do so by July 4th. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Healthcare workers and Phase 1A residents exit large tents at Disneyland, Orange County’s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Carol Wingate has some stern advice for officials from the federal government on down: Get your coronavirus vaccine act together, and do it fast.

The 77-year-old really wants to be inoculated.

“It’ll save my life,” she said Monday morning after strolling to a mailbox in

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When can I get my COVID-19 vaccine in Southern California? The rollout is speeding up

Los Angeles, CA - January 15: Dr. Richard Dang, right, Assistant professor USC School of Pharmacy administers COVID-19 vaccine to Ashley Van Dyke as mass-vaccination of healthcare workers takes place at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Dr. Richard Dang, right, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Ashley Van Dyke as a mass-vaccination of healthcare workers takes place at Dodger Stadium on Friday in Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

After days of confusion, Los Angeles County officials on Monday offered some more clarity on when older people could get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that people 65 and older were eligible for vaccinations.

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